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Spring 2015 Apparel Line: Refined Simplicity, Rachael Y. Misiuta Dec 2014

Spring 2015 Apparel Line: Refined Simplicity, Rachael Y. Misiuta

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Valuing in the billions of dollars, the fashion market is one of the biggest industries in the world and most of that money doesn’t come from selling a few couture pieces to wealthy clientele, but from selling hundreds of thousands of more reasonably priced pieces to the masses. This paper is not meant as a business plan on how to penetrate the market, but rather it seeks to answer the question, “will this apparel line sell?” While creating these designs, the target market was kept in mind and what these potential customers are looking for: simple designs that are ...


The Advertising Toolbox: Principles Synthesized And Simplified, Rachael Fusting Oct 2014

The Advertising Toolbox: Principles Synthesized And Simplified, Rachael Fusting

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This paper is a supplementary text to Duct Tape Advertising: The Quick Fix Solution to Your Promotion Problems. It serves to further cite the sources of the guide’s claims and elaborate on their importance to the field of advertising. Reasons for the creation and design of the guide are analyzed and justified.


Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Oct 2014

Quilts - Logan County, Kentucky (Sc 2864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2864. Correspondence, promotional material and planning notes for a quilt registry in Logan County, Kentucky, sponsored by the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society and a subsequent exhibit at the Kentucky Museum, Western Kentucky University.


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters, Western Kentucky University Oct 2014

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters, Western Kentucky University

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Western Kentucky University Oct 2014

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Western Kentucky University

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2014

Laplant, Alvira (Sc 2860), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2860. A home furnishings project completed for a high school home economics class by Alvira LaPlant. Using “The Michigan” bungalow as a prototype, she includes pictures of selected furniture, fixtures, and decorative items for the home accompanied with prices, and floor plans.


Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2014

Watson, Mary Verda, 1887-1981 (Mss 499), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 499. Postcards sent to school teacher Mary Verda Watson of Grayson County, Kentucky, by family, friends and students. Includes Kentucky scenes, as well as holiday and novelty cards.


Visual Tension In Graphic Design, Raven Heinstein May 2014

Visual Tension In Graphic Design, Raven Heinstein

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

My thesis explores the use of visual tension in various graphic design areas and works. It delves into the purposes of creating visual tension and in which instances it can be most effective, as well as most ineffective. It discusses the use and creation of visual tension with design hierarchy, rhythm and dynamics, symmetry and asymmetry, negative and positive space, color relationships, and typographical design. I will define visual tension, discuss its relevance and significance, and show informative examples. I'm using mainly secondary research in the form of textbooks and examples by other designers, but I have also included ...


White Space: An Overlooked Element Of Design, Samantha Coates May 2014

White Space: An Overlooked Element Of Design, Samantha Coates

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

There are many different elements used to enhance visual appeal in Advertising and Graphic design. While all elements of design are important, arranging all of these components effectively, affects the overall visual appeal to viewers. The use of space may be thought of as the single, most important element of design. How things are arranged contributes to how effective an advertisement is to its audience. While space is important, it is also vastly taken for granted, specifically in the form of “white space.” Whitespace is important to visual appeal in many ways. This includes readability, viewer perception of brand image ...


Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Mss 565), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2014

Downing, Joseph Dudley, 1925-2007 (Mss 565), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 565. Correspondence, articles, news clippings, photographs, exhibit invitations and catalogs, and miscellaneous materials documenting the artistic works and personal life of native Kentuckian artist Joe Downing during his career in the United States and abroad. Includes records of exhibits and patrons of Downing’s work.


Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters Apr 2014

Arts & Letters: The Magazine Of Potter College At Western Kentucky University, David Lee, Dean, Kelly Scott, Managing Editor, Potter College Of Arts & Letters

PCAL Publications

No abstract provided.


[Sabbatical Report], Joon Sung Apr 2014

[Sabbatical Report], Joon Sung

Sabbatical Reports

The primary purpose of this sabbatical project was to film. edit and produce short video pieces based on the footage collected in Tokyo, Japan.


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2014

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Sc 1328), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1328. Letters, written by South Union, Kentucky Shaker leaders, to leaders of the Hancock Shaker Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, discussing the building of mills and dam, economic conditions, and religious affairs. The original letters are in the Library of Congress.


Ua1c11/30 Ivan Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua1c11/30 Ivan Wilson Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs removed from MSS 356 Ivan Wilson Papers.